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Niger emerges 56th party to Minamata Convention

Mahamadou Issoufou

The Government of Niger on Friday, June 9, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification, thereby making the West African nation the 56th future Party to the Minamata Convention. This comes about a week after Finland on Thursday, June 1 endorsed the mercury accord, making it the 55th Party. Prior to that, Slokavia on Wednesday, May 31 ratified the Convention. The ...

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CITES battles illegal wildlife trade in Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso


On Tuesday, March 7 2017, at the Triple Point in the heart of Park W, where the territories of Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso meet, the General Directors of the wildlife management agencies from each of the three countries signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration in wildlife law enforcement in this critical wildlife area. This effectively gives the “green light” to ...

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Images: People at the heart of land restoration

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Land restoration in northern Niger  in West Africa is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. Now, under Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations’ (FAO) Action Against Desertification programme, these efforts are being expanded to six African countries. According to the FAO, this development shows that land degradation ...

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